Senior Angel Tree set up
KINGMAN - For the second year in a row, the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center is decorating its Christmas tree with angels.
Each angel will bear the name of a senior and their "wish list" as part of the center's "Senior Angel Tree."
"These are for people, who either through financial restrictions, or loneliness for those who don't have family, to have a merrier Christmas," said Debera Daugherty, recreation coordinator for the center and executive director for its board.
The names come from clients from the Senior Nutrition Center and the Foundation for Senior Living.
The Senior Companion Program has a similar tree at City Hall.
Around 50 names are available for sponsorship, and donors can pick one or all of the items to give on the wish lists.
Requests from the seniors include everything from calendars and stationery to sweaters, bathrobes and blankets. Local Girl Scouts in troops 384 and 219, who made the tags that decorate the tree each year, got the ball rolling last year with their donation of hats and scarves.
Donations must be received by Dec. 21 so that they may be delivered by the center's board members in time for the holidays.
"These are hard times for everybody," Daugherty said. "We're just trying to make the holidays a little brighter for the less fortunate."
For more information, call the center at (928) 757-2778 or stop by their facility at 1776 Airway Ave.